Saturday, 20 May 2017

Spring bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 29th of May for the bank holiday



24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 30th at all of our sites.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Library closures Thursday 25th of May

Due to staff training, all the libraries will be closed from 1.30 on Thursday the 25th of May.

Access will still be available to registered members at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries via our swipe card system as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience...

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Our email is back!


Our IT team has worked its magic and our access to email is now fully restored. 

It may take a while for us to get around to replying to everything that has been waiting since Friday so please bear with us.

We have also found there are some problems with some of the emails received up until now too, so if it is really urgent, you might want to resend it or give us a call instead.

This also means you should again start to receive email and text reminders if your loans have become overdue.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

On approval books available for review

We want to be sure that the books we buy are the books you actually need to support your work and learning.

We review publisher's catalogues, scan reading lists and peruse different web sites, but what we like best is when you tell us what you need.

That is where our books on approval scheme comes in.

Every two months our supplier sends us a selection of new publications on relevant health topics which are available for you to review and suggest titles for us to purchase (or sometimes, not to purchase!).

Our current selections will be available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries until Friday the 16th of June. Topics covered include:
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics 
  • Psychology & psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry & mental health
  • ...and many more
Of course we are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic.

You can also find a list of titles we have recently purchased (including previous On Approvals) on our web site and all of our stock via the library catalogue.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Electronic overdue item reminders unavailable

The Trust email system is still currently out of action so we are unable to send out either email or text (SMS) reminders for overdue items. Instead, we will be posting overdue notices this week.


If you have a book that you think might be due back soon, please check the date stamp label in the front. Alternatively, you can also log into the library catalogue to check your due date(s) and renew any of your loans.

We also have the Bookmyne app (available for Apple and Android devices) which allows you to manage all of your loans and search our catalogue.

Of course you can also pick up the phone and call one of the libraries if you have any questions about your book loans (or anything else).

Monday, 15 May 2017

We are currently without email


Due to the ongoing issue with the global cyber-attack, we currently do not have access to email (although all of our other systems are fine).

The Trust was unaffected by the attack itself, but are taking precautions to manage the situation.

We will let you know when our email is available again. In the mean time if you need anything you can call the Berrywood, Isebrook or Richmond libraries.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

New books added to Clinical Key


Elsevier have added new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Books

Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Web site of the month: Medicines Learning Portal: Clinical problem-solving for pharamacists























The Medicines Learning Portal is designed for pharmacists in their first 1000 days of practice,
although the content may be of interest to the wider pharmacy community.

The site aims to support pharmacists in developing their clinical problem solving skills by:
  • Providing knowledge about medicines, and addressing basic principles of medicines safety for key subject areas.
  • Showing the right questions to ask when problem-solving.
  • Recommending sources of information about medicines.
  • Guiding pharmacists on how to apply their professional judgement.
  • Advising on communication techniques for delivering expert advice.
The site is divided up into a number of areas including:
The site is produced by University Hospitals Southampton in partnership with Health Education England and Thames Valley and Wessex Chief Pharmacists' Network, It is also endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

May Day bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 2nd of May for the bank holiday

24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 2nd at all of our sites.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Changes to Clinical Key

Clinical Key has received an update this month with some changes to the design as well as the way you navigate the system.





As well as these changes, Elsevier have added new electronic books and a journal to Clinical Key this month, including:

Journal
Books

Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Berrywood Library closed Monday the 24th - Thursday the 27th of April

We are going to be replacing our existing security system with a new RFID one.

We will also be getting a self-issue machine to make life easier for all our users. It will enable you to issue, return and renew books 24/7 without having to fill out a form.

The new system will give us a much better level of security and will even be able to tell us which of our books has triggered the alarm when removed from the Library without first being deactivated (as well as giving an exact date and time).

This means that to allow time for fitting the new gates, installing software and for us to put new tags into all of the stock, Berrywood Library is going to be closed from Monday March the 24th until Thursday March the 27th. This will include out of hours.

During the closed period a full service will still be available to our users via the Richmond Library at Northampton General.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it will lead to an improvement in the service we are able to offer you...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Easter opening



All the Libraries will be unstaffed on Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th of April for the Easter holiday.

24 hour access will be available as usual to registered members over the Easter period via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries.

Isebrook Library will be closed over the bank holiday.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 18th at all of our sites.